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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: G5 Wannabe 30.12. 07. - lightning

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by eXplode, 16 Dec 2007.

  1. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    Wow! Thanks guys 4 such nice response and comments. Im really honored to be here with such great modders. In a way i look at u as my teachers since i learned from reading ur logs!!! Cheers!

    @cheapskate I just might m8 :D

    lets go on with an update...

    ok. this one took me about 12 hrs to drill. i was extra careful. smaller holes - 4mm. I have even smaller ones but they are not so straight...

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    number of holes on this one 176x23 ~ 4k :rock: :rock: :eeek: :naughty:


    Unfortunatly, had to go screws, superglue isnt good enough 4 this task. At least 1 side will be screwless. i dint have "flat" screws at the time so i used rounded. i will replace them later...

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    The drill-outs. i got half bag of it :)

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    Ok, i like my computer as quiet as possible so im making extra effort in making it like that. Thats why hdd cage must be crussified :lol: .

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    Thats it 4 now.
     
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  2. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Is the top of that HDD cage slightly bent, or is it just light playing tricks?
     
  3. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    It is. I didnt pay much attention to it's looks cos it will be hidden by mask anyway. And it will get straightened when i screw hdd's on :D
     
  4. Colossous

    Colossous Member

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    Some nice ideas eXplode, i bet when you close your eyes you see hundreds of little spots !! :D
     
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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It's kind of moving away from the concept... but I bet that would look awesome with the old front panel under the new one. I would put a 1/2" gap between them and put red LEDs in between, and blue behind both.
    ...maybe I should shut up an do my own mac mod...

    What are you going to use to hang your HD box?
     
  7. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Thats my hole record broken! :D
    It looks great man.
     
  8. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    I appritiate ur ideas! But 4 this mod its mooving away from main idea, yes. i'd like to use multi mesh layers, maybee in some other mod :p. Also as being graphics designer i have proffetional defformation regarding colours. I just cant make multicolor things :) you wont be seeing me mixing reds and blues ever.... as far as i can go is grayscale with 1 main color and shades of it :)

    ill hang my hdds on cars "inner" tire.

    @cyp lol it will be interesting to make statistics at the end of mod. regarding holes, currently i stand on ~ 8k on this mod. There was 1 more middle front that i didnt post here, i gave up on 1/3, i was using shorter but more square template. it was dissasterous.
     
  9. Evenge

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    Cool! Case looks great! :dremel:
     
  10. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    A G5 scratch build? Epic win! :eeek: Freaking awesome.
     
  11. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    Ok, so we move on! with new front.

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    unfortunatly, i have some deepcsratch. i was afraid i woud make it too thin by further sanding, so i left it. here on macro u can see it but in normal view its realy hard to see.

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    a chimney. :) my addition to g5 case :)

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    cooling shematic :

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    thx all 4 nice replies!!!!
     
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  12. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    This is a one word Case.
    Wow.
    You take commissions?(i'm just kidding, but its looking just like a g5 case)
     
  13. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    This is the kind of patience I like,12hrs driling, True DIY spirit.
    And it turned out greate.

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  14. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    i didnt know if i shoud tag this one as mod or scratch build, since im using other cases cage... and lot of ppl r saying this is scratch build? so shoud i tag it like scratch?
     
  15. The_Gnu

    The_Gnu 8-bit addict

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    Close call. But I think I would call it a little bit more of a scratch build since you have stripped the case down to its minimum frame and then rebuilding all the panels. It feels like if it was a mod, you should be able to tell witch case you have used in the beginning. This looks more like a G5 to mee ;)

    /GNU
     
  16. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    This is pretty amazing! :thumb:

    Don't really know what else to say... Other than I think your drill, that you made all the holes with, hates you for beating it! lol

    And keep up the good work ofcourse! :)
     
  17. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    @Gnu Holy ****! ive just seen ur projector build.... waaaaaaaaaaa!!!! so clean and precise!!! dude, ur uber! and i c we share same taste. minimal and clean. :rock::thumb:

    lets go on with log...

    materials, colorors surfaces, brand i plan to use on this mod.

    outer shell: brushed aluminum - natural color with transparent shiny over
    middle: black matte - brushed aluminum
    iiner cage: it has to be black since u can see trough holes, other colour woud stand out
    inner parts: brushed aluminum and smoked plexy
    sidewindow : smoked plexy
    details: nice fresh green colour

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    branding guides: logo has to be simple, round shape - to be in some resemblence with apple, neutral, it woud be great if it can show somewhow what ive done here... it must be cuttable since im planig to go light under it on side panel...

    I was thinking in the begining how this is some kind of mixture pc/apple so this is what i was getting...

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    1st sign clearly represent mix 2 different words (square and circle being the oposits but merging) and 2 main elements g5 is made of.

    second shoud be dna chain

    then i went on...

    and was trying to extract 1 thing that i did in this mod.

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    and application shoud look like this:

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    later on i was trying to get name by searching someword that sounds right and i got :

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    i woud apririate ur sugestions and ideas about the name since i still didnt pick it. with the sign im sattisfied. cheers!
     
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  18. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    The sign is nice, but the name makes me think of an alien-esqe mod, not fitting this one.
    i have no idea about the name either.
    but i like the brushed alu in the first sample pic
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I like the logo, but I've never been big on names or text. Sometimes just an icon can be more effective.
     
  20. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    How about the logo and just a single letter: In the last specimen-pic just the logo and the 's'.
     

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